Puzzles - A Gift Meant To Be Re-gifted

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Project by DonW posted 05-10-2010 02:03 AM 1484 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have you ever received a present from someone and thought to yourself, “I should really give this to my friend. He (or she) could really use this?” Or remember that re-gifted fruitcake at Christmas that is probably 100 years old by now because it just keeps being passed (re-gifted) from person to person? Well, here is a gift that is SUPPOSED to be re-gifted.

These little puzzles are no bigger than a business card and they only have about 6 pieces each. These particular ones have Christian messages that are intended to inspire or bring peace. I give them away in a tiny mesh bag (like rice comes in at weddings) and the tag says “Play with and enjoy your puzzle. Keep it as long as you like. Then pass it along to someone else.” (The tag also says “Caution: small parts – Choking Hazard Do Not Give To Small Children.” But that’s just because I am a Safety Guy by profession.)

The idea is that people enjoy getting presents but they also enjoy giving presents. Give them something fun that they will enjoy giving away. And if the message or image on the puzzle brings joy, fun, peace or laughter … all the better. Enjoy Don


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#1 posted 05-10-2010 02:06 AM

Wonderful gift. Sounds like you need to make a blog on how to make these (hint hint). Thanks for sharing.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#2 posted 05-10-2010 02:20 AM

This is such a cool and neat idea! My mind is going crazy with different aspects to this. Thank you very much Don for sharing…. I got plans for this most indeed….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 05-10-2010 02:22 AM

Very nicely done. Great little gift. Thanks for posting.

God bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 05-10-2010 04:43 AM

Great idea. Good job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 05-10-2010 12:33 PM

Thank you for the post. It’s a neat idea to do a regift starting.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 05-10-2010 05:33 PM

Awesome idea, i know it came from the heart. It will inspire alot of people. Fantastic job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 05-10-2010 08:54 PM

Cool idea with the regifting encouragement. I too would be interested in a quick blog on how you make them.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 05-11-2010 02:20 AM

Thank you all for the great comments.

For those who asked, I just posted a blog with the “how to” steps.

Dan, you are right, there are a lot of different applications to this idea. One idea is to make puzzles out of sports trading cards and give them to all of your sports buddies. Let them trade ‘em like cards.

I would enjoy hearing some of the other ideas you all come up with!




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